On his MSNBC program Keith Olbermann mocked the bomb that is Sarah Palin's latest book America By Heart. Olbermann said, "Even if the book as sold as many copies at Walmart as it has everywhere else combined, you're looking at 70% of a print run sitting in warehouses waiting to be returned to the publisher."
On his MSNBC program Countdown, Keith Olbermann exposed how Rupert Murdoch and his New York Post have betrayed their own war on Christmas by turning their backs on baby Jesus in order to promote the worship of Santa Claus. Olbermann said, "William Donohue and Rupert Murdoch's New York Post, traditional combatants in the war on Christmas have trained their yuletide guns on someone not for failing to put the Christ back in Christmas but for failing to worship Santa Claus."
After President Obama’s press conference announcing a deal with Republicans on tax cuts, the left exploded with such ferocity and divisiveness that it’s no wonder conservatives always win. While the left demonizes Obama as a sellout for making the best out of losing situation for the majority of Americans, and you can be certain that conservatives are licking their chops watching the left cannibalize President Obama for governing from the center; it is short-sighted and arrogant to believe otherwise.
On his radio show today, while responding to Jimmy Carter's claim that Glenn Beck and Fox distort the news, Beck stated that Comcast has marked MSNBC and Keith Olbermann for death. Beck said, "MSNBC is marked for death. Comcast is going to run it like a business...It won't feature Keith Olbermann and they know that."
First, MSNBC's Keith Olbermann returned from suspension, and now the most popular segment on his Countdown program The Worst Person In The World will make its return this evening. In response to a question about the segment Olbermann Tweeted, "We haven't done the segment in three weeks. It returns tonight."
With the NBC/Comcast merger on the horizon and reports about the infighting at MSNBC surrounding Keith Olbermann becoming more numerous there is real danger lurking on the horizon for Keith Olbermann at MSNBC. If Olbermann fans thought their job was done after the Countdown host returned from suspension last week, they best get prepared because the battle has just begun.
Keith Olbermann returned from the world's shortest indefinite suspension tonight, and he delivered a very professional and classy apology on Countdown. Olbermann said, "I owe you three apologies. Foremost for having subjected you to this drama. Another by having not known by observation since it is not in the contract for not making political donations although any rule like that probably isn't legal."
The soap opera of the suspension of Keith Olbermann ended with a whimper as MSNBC President Phil Griffin put out a Sunday night statement announcing that Olbermann will be back on Tuesday. Once again Keith Olbermann showed everyone who the real powerful force at MSNBC is, and it isn't Phil Griffin.
The twist and turns keep coming in the saga of Keith Olbermann's suspension, with the latest being that Countdown was suspended for refusing to apologize on the air for his political donations. Instead of a rules violation, what we have here is a power play between MSNBC and their top anchor. If the network holds firm, Olbermann could be sitting at home for a long, long time.
News of Keith Olbermann's indefinite suspension has been met with a show of support for the MSNBC anchor from both the worlds of news and politics. Not only have MSNBC colleagues Rachel Maddow and substitute Thomas Roberts voiced their support, but also Sen. Bernie Sanders and former CNN anchors Rick Sanchez and Aaron Brown have chimed in on Olbermann behalf.
On her MSNBC program tonight, Rachel Maddow explained that Keith Olbermann was suspended for breaking a rule that forbids hosts from making political donations without prior approval, but she urged that Olbermann be put back on the air. She thought Olbermann should be held to the rule, but "I also personally believe that the point has been made and we should have Keith back hosting Countdown."
After hearing from the masses of disgruntled Keith Olbermann fans, the general consensus is that MSNBC overreacted by suspending Olbermann for making political contributions, but a bigger problem for the network is that by announcing that his suspension is indefinite MSNBC freaked out their own viewers. MSNBC has mishandled this and created a massive PR headache for itself.
MSNBC announced today that Countdown host Keith Olbermann has been indefinitely suspended by the network for making political donations to three Democratic congressional candidates. Olbermann said that he didn't encourage other to donate, but the network suspended him for violating their policy against political donations. This once again proves that MSNBC is not Fox News where the money flows freely to the GOP.
On his MSNBC program Countdown, Keith Olbermann was recapping some of the stranger moments from last night's victory and concession speeches when he discussed John Boehner's leaving his man pants at home and crying at the drop of a hat, "This was set against the context of a republican campaign filled with demands from conservatives about manliness and manning up. Ladies and gentlemen, the new weeper of the house."
While looking through the past couple of weeks of prime time cable news ratings, I noticed something interesting. Keith Olbermann's Countdown is no longer the dominate show on the network. Olbermann's program is being challenged for in house supremacy by The Rachel Maddow Show. Maddow has been running neck and neck with or defeating Countdown on a regular basis.
Tonight on MSNBC's Countdown Keith Olbermann took a unique angle to discussing Stephen Colbert's congressional testimony today, by actually discussing the poignant message behind all the jokes. Olbermann called Colbert's testimony, "Along with being funny, he was also serious, even eloquent when testifying about the plight of America's migrant farm workers."
Tonight on his MSNBC program Countdown, Keith Olbermann spent some time reminding America that despite the best efforts of all the former Bush staffers in the media, of why we should not miss George W. Bush, "The true shadow cast by his presidency is who and what we miss because of Bush. What and who we could have been."
In a blistering special comment on his MSNBC program Countdown, Keith Olbermann dispelled the hysteria and politically motivated fear of the so called Ground Zero Mosque. Olbermann said, "What better way could we honor the dead of the World Trade Center than to do the terrorists heavy lifting for them?"
In a special comment on the Shirley Sherrod story, Countdown host Keith Olbermann dished out his usual wrath against Fox News and Andrew Breitbart, and he told President Obama that he must stand up against these racist attacks, "You, sir, must stand up against this attack on you and this nation."
On his MSNBC show Countdown tonight, host Keith Olbermann critiqued Sarah Palin's Mama Grizzlies video for her SarahPAC. Olbermann summed up the video by comparing Palin video to Osama Bin Laden messages, as "irrelevant, loud, angry incoherent, and boring." After watching the SarahPAC video a few times, I began to see Olbermann's point.